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Optoma DS330 Projector

13000:1 SVGA (800x600) 26dB Feb 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
- Bright projection 2800 ANSI Lumens - SVGA resolution, 13,000:1 contrast ratio, HDMI input - Low ownership costs - up to 10,000 hours lamp life - Lightweight and portable Ideal for use in a... More
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13 Reasons For

Optoma Projectors Have Good Reviews

Based on 1,734 expert and user reviews, Optoma has good reviews for its projectors. Optoma also has good reviews specifically for its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors compared to other brands.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A few Optoma DS330 reviewers said that it had a good 3D picture quality. Matt mentioned on Amazon “Is the best all round 3d projector in price range, by far” and scored it very highly. Matt also said “5000hr (set to bright mode) full 3d so you can watch sky3d, 3d blu-rays”.

Easy to Use

A few people who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use.

Good Picture Quality

One person who reviewed it wrote that it had good picture quality.

Good Product Quality

One person who bought it reckoned that it was good quality. Matt wrote on Amazon three years ago “Excellent picture quality, Brightness and Colour” and rated the Optoma DS330 5 stars.

Supports 3D

The Optoma DS330 supports 3D, as do most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma DS330 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the DS330 also have a built-in speaker(s).

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This multimedia projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is typical of many similar spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Optoma DS330 is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity data projector.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

At 6,500 hours, the Optoma DS330 has a fairly long service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the DS330. Across all the similar spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the DS330 the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 3,000h to 10,000h.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 26 decibels, the Optoma DS330 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The quietest noise level of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the DS330 is 26dB, the loudest is 40dB, and the average noise level is 33dB.

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Light

The Optoma DS330 is one of the lighter multimedia projectors of this age and type (only 2.2 kilograms) amongst projectors of this age. The lightest projector of this age and type is 1.3kg heavy, the heaviest is 6.2kg, and the average weight is 2.8kg.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma DS330 does not support full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the DS330 also do not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in alternative multimedia projectors which also support full HD including the Epson EH-TW5100[plb_2591283_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Optoma DS330 does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago also do not support wi-Fi.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma DS330 is SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

This multimedia projector's resolution (SVGA (800x600)) is actually the worst resolution amongst all similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

The best resolution amongst similar types of multimedia projector is WXGA (1280x800).

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Comparable spec projectors that have been around for a similar time to the DS330 have projector brightnesss of between 800 ANSI lumens and 4,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,000 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 2,800 ANSI lumens, the Optoma DS330 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesss amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Very Small Bulb Power

The bulb powers of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 190W to 310W, and the average bulb power is 210W. The Optoma DS330 has a quite small bulb power (only 190 Watts) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The Optoma DS330 has one of the lower RMS rated powers (only 2 Watts) amongst similar spec projectors of this age. Across all the data projectors of this age and spec the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 7.5W.

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Quite Small Offset

Multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the DS330 have offsets of between 100% and 160%. With an offset of only 115 percent, the Optoma DS330 has a quite small offset compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the DS330.

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1 Other reason to consider the Optoma DS330

Released Over Four Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market for over four years.

Specification

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Contrast Ratio (typical)
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Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
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Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
HDMI Version
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Preset Modes
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Design
Colour of Product
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Depth
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Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included
Other Features
Native Resolution

User Reviews

(4)
(Verified Purchase)

Awsome value for money very pleased easy to use and set up will buy another one when i can afford it have not tried the 3d part but cant fault it.

Reviewed 16 February 2014 by Tron72
(Verified Purchase)

Pity about the courier who had two computer systems, one visible to the customer (who after one aborted delivery attempt opted to collect) which said it was in the depot, the other visible to... Read more…

Reviewed 28 November 2013 by Ddraig Coch "Thingstodo...."

Not many reviews anywhere on the net but I still went ahead and bought this projector.We were on a bit of a budget and have had two optomas before.For the price I could not fault the Ds330,the... Read more…

Excellent picture quality,Brightness and Colour. Is the best all round 3d projector in price range,by far. 10/10. 2800 lumen lamp. 5000hr (set to bright mode) full 3d so you can watch sky3d,3d... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $53.30
Electricity cost when on standby $2.71
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Total running cost over 5 years $56.01
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers code e1p1f0b11001, optoma e1p1f0b11001, optoma technology e1p1f0b11001
Barcodes 05060059047345
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